Voter registration deadline is January 14 for area elections
Friday, January 7, 2022 - January 14 is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the February 8 Board of Education, City of Sallisaw Municipal and Special City of Sallisaw Proposition, and Vian Special School Proposition, Sequoyah County Election Board Secretary Cindy Osborn said today.
Osborn said that persons who are United States Citizens, residents of Oklahoma, and at least 17 ½ years old are eligible to apply for voter registration. However, you must be at least 18 years old to vote.
Applications must be received by the County Election Board or postmarked no later than midnight, January 14. Applications postmarked after that time will be accepted, but will not be processed until after the February 8 Election.
Applications may also be submitted to any motor vehicle agency that is also an official voter registration agency by the submission deadline.
Applicants will be notified in writing when their application has been processed. Approved voters will receive a Voter Identification Card in the mail. Some may receive a letter that explains the reason or reasons the application was not approved.
Osborn said those who do not receive a response within 30 days of submitting their application should contact the County Election Board office immediately.
The Sequoyah County Election Board reminds voters that applications must be approved by the County Election Board Secretary in order to vote. Registered voters who have moved to Sequoyah County from a different county or state will need to complete a new Voter Registration Application in order to be eligible for elections in Sequoyah County. If you have moved within the county and need to update your address, you may make changes online using the OK Voter Portal at oklahoma.gov/elections/ovp or complete a Voter Registration Application.
Voter Registration Applications can be downloaded from the State Election Board website at oklahoma.gov/elections. You may also complete a form at your County Election Board. Most post offices, tag agencies, and public libraries have applications available upon request.
The Sequoyah County Election Board is located at 110 E Creek Ave in Sallisaw and is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For questions, please contact the Election Board at 918-775-2614 or Sequoyahcounty@elections.ok.gov.
KXMX News Staff
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